The Growth of Economic Thought

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Duke University Press, 1991 - Business & Economics - 868 pages
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In a new and updated edition of this classic textbook, Henry William Spiegel brings his discussion and analysis of economic thought into the 1990s. A new introductory chapter offering an overall view of the history of economics and a bibliographic survey of the economic literature of the 1980s and early 1990s have been added. Maintaining the link between economics and the humanities, Spiegel’s text will continue to introduce students to a wide range of topics in the history of economic thought.

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“The history of economic thought to end all histories of economic thought.”—Robert D. Patton, Journal of Economic Literature

“The book is in the grand tradition of the history of doctrines. It is a history of economic thought broadly conceived—and superbly written to boot. It is not to much to say that Spiegel’s book will become and remain a leading text in the field.”—Warren J. Samuels, Social Science

The author conveys the essence of an idea simply and clearly, yet in a graceful style.”—William F. Kennedy, Journal of Economic Literature

 

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Contents

From Aristotle to the Fathers of the Church
23
The Practice of Charity
47
from Unity
75
Economic Warfare for National Gain
93
The Rise of Quantitative
119
The Emergence of Liberal Ideas
145
Galiani Hume
201
IX
221
The Proletariat and the Bourgeoisie Variants of Socialism
453
Salvation Through Revolution 455 xi
455
Reform Versus Revolution
478
Marginalism and Optimiza
504
Accent on Utility
529
A General Equilibrium
547
Transcending Supply
562
The Upsurge of Monetary
588

The Details of Smiths System and Its Reorganization
242
Malthuss Population Doctrine of SelfDenial
265
Ricardos Life Ricardos Approach to Economics
335
Consolidation and Ferment
338
Mills Life Mills Utilitarianism Mill and Contemporary
393
Whewell and Jones Variants of Historical Economics
408
Orthodoxy
614
Game Theory Decision Theory Mathematical Programming
655
sion on Revolutions in Economic Thought Criticism of Conventional
672
Index
847
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